FM never comes along , alone .
Symptoms and coping mechanisms vary .
It be helpful I thought to add , contribute ways on how you are coping in order to exchange views , pick up new tips that may be of help and add your contributions in order to help others . Especially those who are new to FM.
Please have a look under my own profile past postings . on several methods I have used and continue to use you may find some of help
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Can't help myself lol
Cannot emphasise enough the inportance of Allowing !
Allow help to enter . We often proud . I used to be one of the worst to accept help till I was virtually unable to walk and realised I was closed to paralysis ! Since , I have changed and by allowing people , seen great changes , I found people were glad to help and still are . I learned that I'm
Not a burden . You don't ask you don't get . I learned that been a giver only didn't help and I was blocking and creating my own burdens Those thoughts were ego based .
Allow and your life can and will change 🙏
NB: I am adding this after a recent reply . Not everyone has family or friends . Hence reaching to support groups like this one is allowing . Reaching for support through your doctor social services home help is allowing . OH assessments can help those who live alone with limitations to gain adjustments to their home. Help with house keeping like cleaning , travel to shops etc .
Positive mental attitude is KEY
I use a vitamin powder called Youngevity you can find it online or on Amazon. It is organic and I put two scoops in a bottle of water every morning. It is synthesized with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other healthy ingredients. I also take at night additional Vitamin C - 2000 mg, (vitamin C helps reduce inflammation), Olive Leaf 500 mg (immune booster), Vitamin D3 500 mg. (with limited sunshine you may want to take 1,000 mg), I take 400 mg Magnesium, Probiotics, Papaya stomach enzymes, 81 mg baby aspirin, and drink a small glass of prune juice with Miralax that helps with constipation. (Prune juice (light), Miralax, and Magnesium all help with constipation a side effect with medications). I take an Epson Salt bath soak for 15 minutes and add essential oils lavender and eucalyptus. I do meditation and Tai Chi and Yoga modified. I try to walk three days a week for 10 to 15 minutes - can't do more that this due to pain in legs. I take Norco .5 mg as needed and take about one a day usually in the evenings when the pain is up, Xanax as needed for anxiety - .,25 mg - 1/2 of point .5 which is the lowest dose. I take 30 mg. of Adderall XR one a day. I have ADHD - but this also helps with fibro fog. The doctor also told me that a low dose of .6 mg. phenegran comes in 25 mg tablets ?sp the anti-nausea pills can help with the pain and sleep. I take .5 Ambien to sleep and a HRT pill 1/2 strength Estratest since having my hysterectomy. I take a low dose of armour thyroid 60 mg for thyroid. All medications in low doses keep them working over time with few to "no" side effects. Remember that hormones also play a role in FM. So good sleep hygiene - no TV in room - bed same time every night - get up same time every morning - no lights in room from cell phones etc. Keep room cool and I use a sound machine. Nutrition - Kale smoothie with Kale, cucumber, celery and strawberries every morning. Rotate eggs and oatmeal every other day. One cup of coffee a day, no soda, limited gluten, no fried foods, no pastries, and limited sugar other than natural sugar from fruit. I use sourdough bread and naan bread. Almond butter is good. Limit dairy products. Cheese does stimulate the same part of the brain as opiods do so can actually reduce pain. So basically it is a balance mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Because chronic pain impacts our immune systems we have to boost everything a little more than people without FM. Hydrate with lots of water and watch caffeine intake if I drink coffee it is a half of a cup - most of the time I do green tea. I hope this helps some as well. Managing FM is a full-time job - structure is also very important - for meals - exercise - sleep and work.
There is a web site called
I have been using the it daily along with my Fitbit, between the two I am keeping track of almost every thing in one place...my phone...its working great and also shows hints and progress.
Hugs and well-being to everyone.
You are right to be worried about too much medications from different sources. I am saddened by so many people on this site who are taking so many powerful and poisonous drugs from doctors and it makes for a dangerous cocktail. Does your pain clinic give cortisone injections? Prescription drugs are ruining as many lives as they are helping these days, and the Pharmaceutical industry is laughing all the way to the bank my friends. I am not singling anyone out, but I really believe that our nutrition and habits are the answer to most of our problems. Sending you prayers and cares. Summer :-)
@A MyFibroTeam Member have you tried magnesium supplements. They really helped me. If your interested I have a blog www.naturallymarvellous.com I started it after doing well on an alternative health path and becoming passionate about leading a more natural life.
I'll add you to my team because I post quite a lot about things I come across and stuff I find useful. This was one the links I posted today https://shar.es/14Keb4